Feb 10, 2015byDeeDee Halleck and Catherine Saalfield
Anti-communism has been such a fixture of our conceptual landscape that many of us take it for granted. This film is lively compilation of clips from anti-communist propaganda films intercut with footage taken from an international conference at Harvard University in 1989. This show is an analytic and often humorous look at America's fear of red. Highlights of the tape include segments from a US propaganda film hosted by Ronald Reagan, Angela Davis on a network talk show discussing what... ( 2 reviews )
This program profiles ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power), the effective and inventive national AIDS activist organization. In 1989, ACT UP, a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis, spawned DIVA-TV (Damned Interfering Video Activists) to organize independent video makers involved in AIDS activism. Working collectively to produce images of ACT UP's often massive, always colorful, protests, DIVA-TV is a prime... ( 1 reviews )
With the December 10th, 1989 demonstration by ACT UP and WHAM! (Women's Health Action and Mobilization) at St. Patrick's Cathedral as its focus, Like a Prayer is more than a simple documentation of that event. This show explores the many issues that were cause for the action - as well as those resulting from it - while charting the course of events both inside and outside the church. Like a Prayer is composed of several sections including an analysis of the demonstration as it was portrayed in... ( 1 reviews )
Warning Media May Be Hazardous to Your Health by Jenai Lane, protests against the subjugation of women in the media and beauty pageants. Mixed Messages by Kathryn Brew, video art. J. Mayne Reads Soap Opera Magazines by Paper Tiger, analysis of soap opera influences. Can You See Me Now by Holly Nattall. The Betucada Belles drum to Guayguanco a traditional Cuban rythym. We All Live Downstream: How Pollution on the Mississippi is effecting health by A. C. Warden and Karen Hirsch. Jungleland by... ( 1 reviews )
This tape features south Korea's decade-long street insurrections from the point of view of students, farmers and workers who have stood in the front line of the reunification movement, against economic exploitation and-militarism. Beginning with stark footage from the Kwang-ju people's massive uprising and brutal suppression in 1980, through a recent strike of militant office workers, protests by farmers against the import of U.S. dairy products, and a showdown at the border of the two... ( 1 reviews )
This epic television series initiated a whirlwind of discussion and debate when it was first broadcast to a national audience in China in 1988. Excerpts from a six part Chinese documentary series: Xia Jun/director; Su Xiaokang and Wang Luxiang/script.Made in the period of maximum openness and press freedom, it utilized an experimental and expressive text and score to review China's past and future prospects. Subsequently banned, its scriptwriter was among the most wanted intellectuals after the... ( 2 reviews )
Seattle's Independent Media Center's Showdown in Seattle: Five Days that Shook the WTO: A five part series featuring on-the-ground, non-corporate perspective and in-depth analysis on world trade issues, popular resistance and the police repression that you won't find elsewhere. ( 1 reviews )
Part one of a twelve part series from Deep Dish TV on the war in Iraq. The programs address the implications and consequences of the recent military actions in Iraq and shows how people are mobilizing to deal with the issues raised by the war. To see other parts in this series, click: Part 1: The Real Face of Occupation Part 2: Standing with the Women of Iraq Part 3: National Insecurities Part 4: The Art of Resistance Part 5: Dance of Death Part 6: Erasing Memory - The Cultural Destruction of... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: iraq, war, shock and awe, middle east
Aug 13, 2008byMichael Murphy and Danielle Villegas
To most North Americans, Central America is a blur of incomprehensible political violence. This program puts together excerpts on the countries that make up the region, clarifying the distinctions and providing a road map to better understanding the region and the role of the US. government. The show includes segments of powerful and investigative documentaries such as "Dark Light of Dawn" (about military repression under the new civilian rule in Guatemala) and "Enough Crying of... ( 2 reviews )
This portrait of Salvadoran refugees living in the U.S. suggests that even for those driven from home, the 1 2-year war in El Salvador has not ended. On top of unemployment, discrimination and exploitation, the U.S. has refused to recognize their status as refugees. Newly arrived Salvadoran families describe the other war which has just begun for those in El Salvador:-one where Salvadorans must confront their own devastated country. Produced by Roberto Arevalo in cooperation with Somerville... ( 1 reviews )
Personal vignettes on health care are featured in this short video from a lesbian perspective. Topics include Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, AIDS and breast cancer. Produced by DYKE TV (NY, NY). ( 1 reviews )
This section of L.A. Freewaves: Experimental Video from Southern California includes short videos by children, students, independent producers and artists about the L.A. uprising, and reactions to the acquittal of the four officers charged in the Rodney King case. Topics: California, Los Angeles, Rodney King, video, students, youth, independent art, race, LA
This program combines two short fiction pieces. In The Bike, a young Chicano boy gets his first bike and takes off on a loopy odyssey through his neighborhood. Produced by Gary Soto. Between Friends dramatizes the situations that often put Latino teenagers at a high risk for AIDS. Produced by Severo Perez.
Since 1967, nearly 2 million Palestinians have lived under Israeli military occupation, subjected to brutal force in defiance of international law. In 1987 the Palestinian people responded with the "Intifada," or uprising, against the occupation. This program examines Palestinian survival under Israeli occupation and why peace and justice require Palestinian independence. Produced by Dana Dunnell Tony Kandah and Mark Bruzonsky for the Jewish Committee on the Middle East (JCOME)
This program documents the effects of war on those who fight them, those who escape them, and those who are its victims. Militarism is viewed, not with sensationalist awe, but from the perspective of human beings who are personally affected. Refugees talk about their attempts to escape the violence of US supported governments in Central America, and the efforts of Vietnam Vets to deal with the still painful memories of the war and the difficulty of their return home are portrayed in several...
This looks at grassroots organizing and resistance. Includes Jesus Papoleto Melendez, Puerto Rican poet; Grace Paley, author; Joseph Lowery, Southern Christian Leadership Conference and many war resisters.
Native women have historically been objectified and stereotyped in popular culture. Only recently are the voices and visions of Native women emerging in media. This program celebrates the new generation of Native women active in film and video who are reclaiming the image, ability and power of Native women to define their own identities in the world. Coordinating Producers: Suzanne Henry, Luz Guerra and Claudia Sperber for the Women's Media Project (Austin, Texas)
Celebrates women at many different ages. "Whisper, the Waves, the Wind" by Suzane Lacy, celebrating older women. "Whisper the Women" by Barbara Weaver, featuring Min Himmelman- 85, LeNora Finley- 67, Edna Schwartz- 78. "Interview with Marsha Small" by Evelyn Spears. "Misty" by Garner & Burke. "Teaching Peace" by Betty Murther Jacob. "Planning and Operating a Quality Day Care" by Doris Raphael. "De Alla Para Aca: Living Between...
The Gulf War produced an historic level of military resistance in a very short time. What will happen to the conscientious objectors and the hundreds of dissenting GIs in Germany who went AWOL rather than go to the desert? This program highlights military resisters and their families: from North Carolina to Frankfort, Germany and an inside look at the underground railroad of support in Western Europe.
The ongoing "farm crisis" has had a devastating impact not only on the lives of individual farm families, but also on the towns they live in and the land now taken over by the corporate farms. Shortsighted exploitation has eroded the healthfulness of the land and the food it produces. From pastors in Wisconsin to Native Americans in Utah, people around the country agree that the way out of the crisis lies in changing people's attitudes. The land and people must be seen not as...
Born in Puerto Rico, Victor Cruz grew up in Manhattan's lower East Side; Joy Harjo, a member of the Creek Indian Nation, was raised on a reservation in the Southwest; Philip Levine grew up in a working-class Jewish neighborhood in Detroit. From the series of ten half-hour shows in which some of the greatest writers of our time, including two Nobel Laureates, challenge the assumptions of traditional realities. Series produced by Lewis MacAdams and John Dorr.
Women's work in access exposes viewers to alternative images of women's lives and helps audiences see how insidiously sexist most network TV is. This show includes work from three women's cable groups: Video women in Pittsburgh, Women's Video Collective in Boston and The Women's Cable Consortium in Tucson. Produced by Martha Wallner and Adrienne Jenik (NY, NY) Topic: deep dish tv
Tape 1 talking about speeches she's made and the audience response, cultural differences and impresions, what the war could mean in the long run. Tape 2 America invades other countries because it has the power to get away with it, controlling oil means controlling world, distinction between government and people, talking to congressmen/women, stupid assumptions people make about other cultures, etc
Latino writers, musicians, painters and performers seize the TV screen and remind us to listen to Latino voices to hear our own conscience. With Maria Hinojosa. Topics: Latino, Latina, Latin America, music, art culture, Mexico, Puerto Rico
Highlights the Symposium an audiovisual presentation given at the NFLCP and NAMAC conferences held in Portland, Oregon, in July, 1991. The first segment of the program opens with drumming by Obo Addy, a Ghanaian master and features excerpts from talks given by Maria Rocha, labor organizer and Herbert I. Schiller author and media critic. The Anchormen provide a musical revue and answer the question, "Is it really safe to watch the six o'clock news?" The second segment also begins with...
A look at the US. invasion from the point of view of Panamanian citizens who had to go underground during the U.S. occupation. ChuChu Martinez, mathematician, poet, playwright and philosopher discusses the history of the canal and the root causes of the U.S. aggression. Produced by CheChé Martinez (Panama/San Diego, CA).
This compilation tape takes as its central metaphor a bilingual board game where La Pinta, La Nina and Santa Maria take turns in the construction of Western history. In this process one discovers the irony of 500 years of fairy tales where power, discrimination, genocide and greed have shaped the hemisphere's legacy. Coordinating Producers: Luis Valdovino and Dan Boord (Columbus, OH)
-byFernando Moreno for SWOP in cooperation with Quote...Unquote
500 years after Columbus, the multicultural communities of this nation's Southwest region are joining forces in the perpetual struggles against social, economic, environmental and cultural injustices. The Southwest Organizing Project(SWOP) organized a live 90-minute program inviting viewers to call in to share issues with participating community activists. Coordinating Producer: Fernando Moreno for SWOP in cooperation with Quote...Unquote (Albuquerque, NM)
This film mixes documentary and narrative form to describe attitudes towards death and dying. Three older people, the filmmaker's parents and aunt, matter-of-factly comment on heaven, religion, cancer and war. Her aunt battles breast cancer, undergoing chemotherapy and enduring the accompanying side-effects. These attitudes are juxtaposed against a young woman's comical and ironic response to the news that she is terminally ill. The film is an inspiring and candid account of one woman's...
Hosts Joan Schneiderman- childcare and video producer, and Brenda Mathis video producer for Boston. Brief summary of the history International Womens Day. Episode focuses on the images of women in the US. This episode discusses women and their self-images, how they fit into the ideas femininity and of beauty. You Wont See Me Beatles song with lyrics changed to be about images of women and particularly lesbians in the 80s. Persephone Dream by Yvette Torell. Hello Boston a video journal by Doyle...
Rigoberto Menchu, Jean Franco and others look at Mexico and the increasing social divisions. A fusion group, Zazhil, combines Aztec and Maya sounds with new age rock and reggae, as a Holy Week reenactment of the crucifixion provides a graphic metaphor for the suffering indigenous masses. Topics: Rogoberto Menchu, Jean Franco, Ideas, Power, Mexico, Zazhil, Aztec, Maya, New age rock, reggae,...
"Still No Justice: Leonard Peltier"- update on the native activist, "Geronimo Pratt" - an overview of the case of jailed black panther leader, A conversation on Death Row: Christof Arnold interviews Mumia Abu Jamal
Part eleven of a twelve part series from Deep Dish TV on the war in Iraq. The programs address the implications and consequences of the recent military actions in Iraq and show how people are mobilizing to deal with the issues raised by the war. To see other parts in this series, click: Part 1: The Real Face of Occupation Part 2: Standing with the Women of Iraq Part 3: National Insecurities Part 4: The Art of Resistance Part 5: Dance of Death Part 6: Erasing Memory - The Cultural Destruction... Topics: iraq, war, shock and awe, middle east, protest, resistance, peace movement
The stereotype of Cuban television is endless speeches by Fidel Castro chomping on a big cigar. Actually, it is in many ways similar to our own: the programming includes game shows, soap operas and music videos. There is one big difference: Cuban TV is not a commercial system. It has no advertisements except news of upcoming programs and short public service announcements. "Stone's Throw" consists of two half-hour programs which include a typical mix of the form and content of...
Part twelve of a twelve part series from Deep Dish TV on the war in Iraq. The programs address the implications and consequences of the recent military actions in Iraq and show how people are mobilizing to deal with the issues raised by the war. To see other parts in this series, click: Part 1: The Real Face of Occupation Part 2: Standing with the Women of Iraq Part 3: National Insecurities Part 4: The Art of Resistance Part 5: Dance of Death Part 6: Erasing Memory - The Cultural Destruction... Topics: iraq, war, shock and awe, middle east, Baghdad
Part of the series: The Lannon Foundation Presents Writers Uncensored. Mexico City: home of the Nobel Prize winning poet Octavio Paz and Latin American essayist Carlos Fuentes. For both writers, Mexico City, the largest metropolitan city in the world, becomes a metaphor for all that is right and all that is wrong with contemporary society and culture. Topics: Octavio Paz, Carlos Fuentes, poetry, Mexico, Mexico City, social change, Lannon Foundation
Part of the series: The Lannon Foundation Presents Writers Uncensored. Andrei Codrescu, Romanian exile poet and frequent contributor to NPR's popular radio program "All Things Considered" speaks with journalist Christopher Hitchens about the betrayal of Romania's December 1989 Revolution. Topics: Lannon Foundation, Andrei Codrescu, Romania, Exile, Christopher Hitchens, Revolution
This video is a portrait of three women with various disabilities. Through voice-over interviews, they relay their experiences as women with disabilities. Topics include relationships, sexuality and perceptions of disability. The Reconstruction, part two of Puzon's "Spinal Trilogy" deals with the expectations and disappointments connected to a spinal fusion operation. Using the sounds of building construction along with staged medical construction site imagery, the video illustrates...
Beverly Singer, a member of the Santa Clara Tewa Pueblo, introduces us to the thoughts, experiences and successes of seven Native Americans on the road to recovery from alcohol abuse. Along the way, Singer reveals her own first-hand experience with alcoholism. Recovery in Native America takes an intimate approach to a problem which is both widespread and misunderstood. By revealing the forces, both personal and societal, which have shaped the lives of its subjects, this program paints a series...
Si Se Puede traces the struggle for better wages and dignity among members of the Service Employees union in Los Angeles in 1990, where scores of peaceful protesters were met with police brutality. Days Work Productions (LA, CA) Daily News is Bad News is a first hand look at the Daily News union-busting tactics and workers' strategies for fighting back. Daily News reporter, Juan Gonzalez is featured along with an exclusive interview with publisher James Hoge. Produced by Labor at the...
This program is a look at the background of Mumia and the case against him. It describes his youth as an organizer with the Black Panther Party and the events surrounding the Move tragedy, intercut with an interview with Mumia from prison. Produced by Chris Bratton and Lamar Williams (Chicago, IL/Harrisburg PA)
Six indigenous leaders from Central and South America discuss the 500 Years Campaign, which began as indigenous people's response to the Quincentenary celebration and has developed as an ongoing dialogue among indigenous activists. Coordinating Producers: Nilo Cayugueo, Glenn Switkes and Jerry Pozo for the South and Meso American Indian Information Center (SAIIC)
Does the responsibility for equal reproductive care begin with us? A diverse group of women in Milwaukee, Wis. share common, personal and professional experiences about the inequality of reproductive services. Ethical, moral and legal issues raised by these women are addressed in discussions with three leading women of color in Milwaukee's health care profession. In addition, the program features excerpts of women from around the country discussing , analyzing and defining reproductive rights....